Dylan Carlson

Dylan Carlson

23-Year-Old OutfielderOF
St. Louis Cardinals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The best Cardinals hitting prospect since Oscar Taveras, Carlson was a spring training standout and would have spent the bulk of the year in the majors under normal circumstances. He eventually got the call in mid-August when the Cardinals resumed play following a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak. He struggled and was demoted in early September. While it's damning with faint praise, Carlson was the Cardinals' best hitter after getting recalled Sept. 18. Including three playoff games, he hit .288/.389/.533 over his final 54 PA. Strikeouts were still an issue over that stretch (27.8 K%), but he got a lot more patient (13.0 BB%) as he settled in against big-league pitching. He doesn't have eye-popping exit velocity readings or blazing speed (74th percentile), but the 22-year-old switch hitter projects to be good at every aspect of the game. He should open the year with a prime lineup spot and everyday role. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#161
ADP
$Signed a $1.35 million contract with the Cardinals in June of 2016.
Receives Friday off
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
October 1, 2021
Carlson is not in the lineup Friday versus the Cubs, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
ANALYSIS
Carlson started the past four games and will receive a day off after going 5-for-14 with three homers, a double and four RBI during that stretch. Lars Nootbaar will man right field in his place Friday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
33
40
6
17
9
5
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
20
1
4
4
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+25%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .892 152 23 5 22 0 .328 .384 .507
Since 2019vs Right .703 566 64 15 54 3 .232 .311 .392
2021vs Left .923 138 22 5 19 0 .341 .394 .528
2021vs Right .739 481 57 13 46 2 .243 .328 .411
2020vs Left .558 14 1 0 3 0 .182 .286 .273
2020vs Right .508 85 7 2 8 1 .173 .212 .296
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+50%
OPS at Home
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .837 347 46 11 45 1 .297 .357 .479
Since 2019Away .685 387 44 10 36 2 .218 .306 .379
2021Home .847 294 40 9 35 1 .306 .364 .483
2021Away .718 325 39 9 30 1 .227 .324 .394
2020Home .779 53 6 2 10 0 .250 .321 .458
2020Away .520 62 5 1 6 1 .172 .210 .310
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Dylan Carlson compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
9.2%
 
K Rate
24.6%
 
BABIP
.332
 
ISO
.172
 
AVG
.266
 
OBP
.343
 
SLG
.437
 
OPS
.780
 
wOBA
.342
 
Exit Velocity
81.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.2%
 
Barrels/PA
5.2%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
In just one season, Carlson went from an interesting sleeper in the Cardinals' system to a top-10 prospect in all of baseball, and he is now knocking on the door of the majors. He was the second-youngest player and second-best hitter (142 wRC+) in the Texas League, and his 10.8 BB% and 20.3 K% are marks we would expect from a player several years older. Carlson's 33.3 Oppo% and 25.9 LD% on that circuit were also elite marks and his above-average speed led to 18 steals on 25 attempts. The switch hitter posted the best statistics of his career in 18 games at Triple-A, but there was obviously a lot of noise in those numbers. Carlson has a chance to be a plus contributor in all five roto categories, but it's his high floor that makes him so appealing in dynasty and redraft leagues. Regardless of who the Cardinals open the year with in the outfield, Carlson should force the issue sometime in the first half.
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Homers twice
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
September 30, 2021
Carlson went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk during Thursday's win over the Brewers.
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Goes yard Tuesday
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September 29, 2021
Carlson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Brewers.
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Remains on bench
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
September 25, 2021
Carlson will sit for the second straight game Saturday against the Cubs, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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On bench for nightcap
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September 24, 2021
Carlson isn't starting the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
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Slams two homers in victory
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
September 18, 2021
Carlson went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in Friday's 8-2 win over the Padres.
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